Kornilov on Michael Flynn, Double Standards, & Wiretapping of the Russian Ambassador

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard




On Tuesday, February 14th, it became known that Michael Flynn left his post of adviser to the U.S. President for National Security. The correspondent of iReactor asked known political scientist and director of the Center of Eurasian Studies Vladimir Kornilov to comment on this situation

“In principle, the official explanation is known: allegedly Michael Flynn “missed” a part of information about the course of his negotiations with the Russian ambassador to the US when he reported on them to future Vice-President Pence. If really he hid information, then a violation, certainly, is present. But there is another question: from where did the media take information on the content of the conversation between Flynn and the Russian ambassador? For example, on a number of western channels local experts with a calm face said: “Well, it is clear that the Russian ambassador to the US is wiretapped (for example, I heard such a comment on the BBC). And as you can see, such admissions don’t create any noise or scandal. And remember what noise is made in the western media when rumours about the wiretapping of western diplomats in Russia or about the mysterious “Russian hackers” are procrastinated. And here you have a blatant example of their double standards!”.

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